Craftsman (was: Microdata "Microprogramming Handbook"

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Sun Jan 27 00:23:45 2002

"Fred Cisin (XenoSoft)" wrote:
> Over the years, the quality slid, and Sears had to rely on a lifetime
> guarantee to sell the tools. By the late 70s, the broaching wasn't even
> centered on their sockets and box-ends. If you hold a 50s Craftsman tool
> next to a 70s Craftsman tool, there is a VISIBLE difference......

I can see a bit of difference between the 70's tools and there tools of
today. I don't think I have ever seen the tools from the 50's. I
thought the stuff from the 70's was pretty good. I just choose
carefully. I have some Kobalt stuff from Lowes that I like. The Kobalt
stuff is made my Williams, now a Snap-On company.

> It was quite a shock a few years ago, when I started seeing Craftsman
> tools for sale at OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware), Home Depot, and even on
> infomercials on TV!

Home Depot? They sell Husky.... There own store brand I guess, don't
know who makes them. I've never seen Craftman sold anywhere but Sears
and at flee markets (used).

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Sun Jan 27 2002 - 00:23:45 GMT

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